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Cubs Convention Bullets: Wrigley Renovation Funding, Sosa, Villanueva, DR and ST Facilities, More

Cubs Convention Bullets: Wrigley Renovation Funding, Sosa, Villanueva, DR and ST Facilities, More

The substantive news – quite a bit of it – from yesterday’s panels.

by January 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Wrigley Renovation Plans Revealed: The Overview, the Financing, and the Pictures

Wrigley Renovation Plans Revealed: The Overview, the Financing, and the Pictures

The highlight of the Convention was the plan – as official as anything we’ve yet heard – to renovate Wrigley Field to the tune of $300 million.

by January 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
CubsCon 2013 – Saturday Morning Update (With a Splash of Justin Upton)

CubsCon 2013 – Saturday Morning Update (With a Splash of Justin Upton)

It’s day two of the Convention, and I’m off to see the panels.

by January 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Meta
Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jeff Samardzija and James Russell on One-Year Deals

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jeff Samardzija and James Russell on One-Year Deals

Russell gets $1.075 million, Samardzija gets $2.64 million plus incentives.

by January 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Moving Games from Wrigley Was Seriously Considered

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Moving Games from Wrigley Was Seriously Considered

The Cubs would have used Miller Park in April and May of 2014 and 2015. But that plan has now been scrapped.

by January 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Meta: CubsCon 2013 – I Have Arrived

Meta: CubsCon 2013 – I Have Arrived

It’s so good to be back in Chicago.

by January 18, 2013 Meta
Top Prospect Javier Baez Getting Lots of Love … and Prep for the Big Leagues

Top Prospect Javier Baez Getting Lots of Love … and Prep for the Big Leagues

Baez was the youngest participant at the Cubs’ first rookie development camp in Chicago this week.

by January 18, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Mark Prior and Kerry Wood Talk to Cubs Prospects and Other Bullets

Mark Prior and Kerry Wood Talk to Cubs Prospects and Other Bullets

The former future of the Cubs recently spoke to the current future of the Cubs about, among other things, dealing with hype.

Matt Garza and the Cubs Avoid Arbitration on One-Year, $10.25 Million Contract for 2013

Matt Garza and the Cubs Avoid Arbitration on One-Year, $10.25 Million Contract for 2013

Well that was a lot easier than last year.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Heading to the Convention: My Plans, Meeting Up, and Coverage This Weekend

Heading to the Convention: My Plans, Meeting Up, and Coverage This Weekend

What to expect over the next few days.

by January 17, 2013 Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Napoli, Bourn, Soriano, Lincecum

Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Napoli, Bourn, Soriano, Lincecum

The latest from around the rumor mill.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Ricketts Family Agrees to Build a Hotel on McDonald’s Property … Conditioned on Wrigley Funding

The Ricketts Family Agrees to Build a Hotel on McDonald’s Property … Conditioned on Wrigley Funding

The hotel is part of the broader renovation plan, but the Ricketts family would be building it, themselves.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Explains His Statements About Later Years with Red Sox

Theo Epstein Explains His Statements About Later Years with Red Sox

Epstein says he wasn’t talking about ownership, and, instead, was talking about some marketing consultants.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Funding Deal with the City May Be Near (UPDATE)

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Funding Deal with the City May Be Near (UPDATE)

If true, the project will be underway very soon. We’ll find out more on Saturday at the Cubs Convention.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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